Purulia is a district situated in south west of Bengal bordering Jharkhand with its headquarter in Balarampur. A networks of rivers flow through this heart of the “land of red soil” which boasts of multiple dams. The district is home to the Ayodhya hills and nurtures many prehistoric evidences and ancient tribes. Purulia is a hub of its own genre of Patachitra, Jhumur music, Chau dance and Folk Music Instruments. The accomodates around 71 Patachitra artists, 1057 Bamboo works artists, 387 Chau mask makers, 2244 Sabai artists, 1596 Jhumur music artists, 5005 artists of Chau dance and 62 makers of folk music instruments under the RCCH initiative.
Sabai Grass (Botanical name: Eulaliopsis binata Family: Poaceae - Grass family) is a tufted perennial grass with basal sheaths woolly with whitish hairs. Locally the fiber or the grass is called Babui Ghash.